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The State Archives has pre-1925 marriage records from the following counties: Adams, Barnes, Billings, Cass, Divide, Emmons, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, Morton, Steele, Walsh, and Ward. Some of these are on microfilm and are available through Interlibrary Loan. Paper indexes are available for Adams, Hettinger, Kidder, Richland and Williams. Through grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, county marriage records are being borrowed for microfilming and indexed for a statewide online index.

Adams County. Clerk of Court
Marriage License Applications and Certificates, 1907-1925, 3r. (#16912-16914) [41624]

Barnes County. Clerk of Court
Marriage License Applications and Certificates, 1880-1924, 6.5ft./6r. (#16756-16761) [40899]

Billings County. Clerk of Court
Marriage License Applications and Certificates, 1887-1932, 4r. (#16774-16777) [41585]

Cass County. Clerk of Court
Marriage License Applications and Certificates, 1877-1925, 20r. (#16818-16819, 16831, 16836-16837, 16860-16861, 16882, 16897-16899, 16916-16918, 16923-16926, 16930-16931) [41618]

Divide County. Clerk of Court
Marriage License Applications and Certificates, 1910-1925 4r. (#16929, 16932-16933, 16935) [41627]

Emmons County. Clerk of Court
Marriage Records, 1888-1994 (7r./#16307-16313) [41399]

Logan County. Clerk of Court
Marriage License Applications and Certificates, 1890-1925, 3r. (16915, 16927-16928) [41626]

McHenry County. Clerk of Court
Marriage License Records (includes typed index), 1905-1925, 4v./8r (#15575-15579, 15588-15589, 15613) [40861]

McIntosh County. Clerk of Court
Marriage Records, 1885-1978, 6r. (#06975-06977, 07005-07007)

McLean County. Clerk of Court
Marriage License Applications and Certificates, 1907-2013, 20r. (#16784-16803) [41596]

Morton County. Clerk of Court
Marriage License Applications and Certificates, 1882-1925, 10r (14566-14568, 14570-14576) [40928]

Steele County. Clerk of Court
Marriage Records, 1887-1959, 3r. (#16488-16490) [41191]

Stutsman County. Clerk of Court
Marriage License Applications and Certificates, 1887-1930, 4ft. [40929] has not been microfilmed

Walsh County. Clerk of Court

Marriage Records, 1882-1991, 25v./5r. (#15570-15574) [40894] (1922-1991 has not been microfilmed)

Ward County. Clerk of Court
Marriage Records and Index, 1890-1919 (vol. 11, 1911-1913 missing), 15v./ 7r. (#15697-15703) [40626]

The State Archives also has some church records containing marriages and they are cataloged in ODIN.

Marriage Certificate

There is an online index to Stutsman County marriages. The NDSU Archives has a marriage index for Cass County through 1944. The Department of Special Collections in the Chester Fritz Library at UND has a marriage index for Grand Forks County through June of 1925.

Marriages from all counties after July 1, 1925, can be located on the Division of Vital Records index, which is available in the Orin G. Libby Reading Room. Effective January 1, 2008, all certified copies of marriage records must be issued by the county where the license was originally purchased and filed. Please contact the appropriate county to obtain a certified copy.

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